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Monday, January 5, 2009

"Snow Magic for Tombstone Photography"

Magic Snow Letters
The great use of snow to help read tombstones, COOL!

This from Find A Grave Forums: http://www.findagrave.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showgallery&Number=744421

Poster: deba82 Posted: 12/15/08 06:30 PM

I discovered the wonders of snow myself a few years ago when returning to the cemetery and trying to get a better picture of a gravestone for someone. It was very hard to photograph because the stone was black and my 1st visit was a failure. (poor lighting) Overnite we had a snowstorm but i went back anyway. The face of the stone was covered in snow. I was agrivated. I trudged to the car.....got my snowbrush....trudged back and brushed the stone off. Like magic the letters and designs on the stone appeared. Everything that was hidden in shadows before came bursting out. Even the epitath which was impossible to read (still a bit tricky).....What a neat thing. Anyone else have any snow gravestone pics?Check out the winter/summer differances on Lyman Fargo's stone if you get a chance.....Lyman Fargo


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